The Reference Guide to Data Sources—print/e-book Bundle

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2014
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184
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  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author
  • Reviews

This concise sourcebook takes the guesswork out of locating the best sources of data, a process more important than ever as the data landscape grows increasingly cluttered. Much of the most frequently used data can be found free online, and this book shows readers how to look for it with the assistance of user-friendly tools. This thoroughly annotated guide will be a boon to library staff at public libraries, high school libraries, academic libraries, and other research institutions, with concentrated coverage of

  • Data sources for frequently researched subjects such as agriculture, the earth sciences, economics, energy, political science, transportation, and many more
  • The basics of data reference along with an overview of the most useful sources, focusing on free online sources of reliable statistics like government agencies and NGOs
  • Statistical datasets, and how to understand and make use of them
  • How to use article databases, WorldCat, and subject experts to find data
  • Methods for citing data
  • Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA) software

This guide cuts through the data jargon to help librarians and researchers find exactly what they're looking for.

Acknowledgments
1. Data Reference Basics
2. General Sources
3. Agriculture and Food
4. Crime
5. Earth Science--General
6. Earth Science--Air, Climate, and Weather
7. Earth Science--Water
8. Economics--General
9. Economics-- Government Finance
10. Economics--Firms and Industries
11. Economics--Commodities
12. Economics--Labor
13. Economics--Macroeconomic Accounts
14. Economics--Banks and Lending
15. Economics--Real Estate
16. Economics--Trade and Tariffs
17. Education
18. Energy
19. Health and Health Care
20. People and Households
21. Political Science--Elections
22. Political Science--War and Peace
23. Political Science--Other
24. Public Opinion Surveys
25. Transportation
26. Spatial Data
27. When All Else Fails: Using Article Databases, WorldCat, and Real Live People to Find Data
Appendixes
A Citing Data
B Getting Started with the Survey Documentation and Analysis Software
Index

Julia Bauder

Julia Bauder is the Social Studies and Data Services Librarian at the Grinnell College Libraries. She is the author of the books The Reference Guide to Data Sources and Data Literacy in Academic Libraries: Teaching Critical Thinking with Numbers. She has also published and presented about information literacy, data literacy, and data visualization in venues including Information Technology and Libraries, College & Undergraduate Libraries, and the LITA National Forum.

"A solid starting guide for novices ... may also be valuable for researchers who are unable to access expensive databases or research funds, as the focus is clearly on free or inexpensive resources."
— Reference Reviews

"I highly recommend this work for the intended audience."
— Catholic Library World

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